Over Spring Break, one of the books I read was called Splendors and Glooms. In this book, a girl named Clara wants to have a puppet master named Grissini do a puppet show for her birthday party. The day after the show, Clara goes missing! Parsefall and Lizzie Rose, Grissini’s two young helpers, hear some stories of Grissini with similar details to Clara’s disappearance. They set off to solve the mystery! I really liked this book because it kept me on my toes. I never knew what would happen next. I couldn’t put this book down! Neither will you!
I also thought that Splendors and Glooms was an interesting book. There were parts that I loved, like the interactions between Parsefall and Lizzie Rose. There were also parts that were dark and mysterious, which caused me to put down the book a few times. I agree that it is a great combination of mystery and also character development and change.
My book that I read over spring break was Spy School written by Stuart Gibbs. I think it is an adventure filled book. I would recommend it for people that like spies in training, action and some funny moments. What I like about this book is that a very smart boy meets an expert spy when he comes home and is pulled into an 100 year old top secret spy academy that is located in Washington D.C. The first day was very exciting to read because the school puts a dangerous test on him once he gets into the academy. I don’t like a part because it has a bad word that I covered in black marker on the beginning of page 27. I like it in general because it is a book that kind of pulls you in and makes you want to read more. I recommend this book to action lovers and spies in training lovers. I recommend Spy School, what book do you recommend?
Sounds interesting! Your writing makes me want to pick up the book and read it. I have not read this book, but now I will add it to my list.
My Spring Break Writing SummaryOver spring break, I read The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine. I’m not very far in the book because I started it on the first day of spring break so, I’ll just summarize what I’ve read so far. In the beginning of the book, the main character, Dit, talks about how the old Postmaster is gone and his town has hiring a new one. Dit really wants the new Postmaster to have a son that he can be friends with. He already has plans for what the Postmaster's hopefully son can do with him because their family rented out the Cabin on their land to the new Postmaster and his family. Dit’s town is mostly made up of white people too, so when the Postmaster and his family arrived and they are black, Dit is surprised. And the child of the Postmaster that Dit was hoping was a boy was a girl. Dit despised the girl that’s name was Emma, but later on in the book, Dit soon became friends with Emma and showed her his mound (his favorite spot in town) and they built cave in it (that was big enough for both of them) and bought soda pop with the money that they had saved up. I think this was one of the most important parts in the book so far because, I think it really shows that Dit was branching out to the person that he once despised. I really liked reading the book over spring break and I can’t wait to pick up the book and read another page.
I love, love, love this book. You have already captured something very important when you mentioned that "Dit was branching out to the person he once despised". I think that this book does a great job of showing how - and why - people change, and what a positive thing that can be. I love the friendship that Dit and Emma develop, and I admire the traits of both characters; they are strong and independent.
The book that I am currently reading is Warriors. I love Warriors, I love it because there is so much interesting things. For instance, Jaypaw one of the apprentice cats had a different destiny than he thought he did, because he wanted to be a warrior but he is a blind cat, so he found his way to the moon pool and found out that his destiny was to be a medicine cat, and medicine cats are the cats are like the doctor cats. Another reason why I love the book is because there is like kind of mystery, because when I read the back of the book and in the beginning, it said that the three main cats have power of the stars. The last reason why I love Warriors is because there is so much adventure in it. For example, the three main kits go on an adventure to hunt down fox cubs not knowing how how big the cubs are. All in all, I hope you now know why I love Warriors, and read it.
Isabella I think that you should read Warriors because it is about a cat named Rusty that meets some wild cats and joins them in their clan named ThunderClan. There are 4 clans, ShadowClan, (The clan that is threatening the other clans) RiverClan, (The clan that can swim) WindClan, (The clan that was driven out by ShadowClan.) ThunderClan, (The clan that Rusty is raised.) And StarClan, (The Clan of the heaven cats) StarClan is not a clan that is on the ground. Every Cat goes heir when they pass away. There are 8 different things you can grow up too be in Clans. Kit, (Newborn cat) Apprentice, (Helper and a student of a warrior) Warrior\Mentor, (A fighter or a trainer of a apprentice) Elder, (The old warriors of the clan) Deputy, (Second in command of the leader) Leader (The cat who runs the clan.) and Medicine cat (The cat who has too know all the ferns and protect the clan.) There are 3 seasons too Warriors and all of them have adventure, action, and etc. But, what will happen when ThunderClan’s 2 deputies are dead, and TigerClaw (ThunderClan’s 3rd deputy) killed Redtail? (ThunderClan’ 1st Deputy.) I would tell you more but, I don't want to give too much away!
I read an encyclopedia of motorcycles I found out that older motorcycles go faster and are better than the newer ones. The book was mostly about dirt bikes and motorcycles if you don’t know about dirt bikes or motorcycles than read this book. Most of the bikes have old school tech. I think that the book was very cool to see and read about old school motorcycles and newer ones. did you know that the oldest motorcycle was the 1895 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller . In all I think that you should read the book called The Encyclopedia of Motorcycles.
This spring break, I read three times lucky.This book is about a girl named Mo. She helps out at her “Parents” Cafe, and when something oddly happened, Mo and her best friend Dale are twisted up in murders,kidnaps,and a hurricaneWhen a detective shows up, Mr.Jesse is murdered. A grumpy, mean character who comes every day.When he is murdered, Mo and Dale see strangers.Soon after.The colonel,(Mo’s fake dad) And Mrs Lana (Mo’s fake mom) are kidnaped right before a hurricane! Only Mo and Dale can figure out where they are!.On the way,Mo’s bottles to her upstream mother float back,and Dale sees a ghost in a old manor! They find them,find the criminals behind it,and find a happy ending! Hannah
Allegiant is a book in the great series Divergent. Allegiant is a book that Focus on a girl named Tris and her boyfriend Tobias. The setting of the book is in a futuristic Chicago, the people that live there are in five factions. Abnegation the selfless, Candor the Truthful, Amity the kind and caring, Dauntless the brave, and Erudite the smart. Tris and Tobias are Dauntless and Tobias is Tris’s instructor. Both Tobias and Tris are from the faction Abnegation. They are also the only people in history of the city to go from Abnegation to Dauntless. Tobias acts like a Divergent under the serums (something the Erudite have in abondants). A group named the Allegiant have a plan to escape the city against Evelyn (Tobias’ Mother) Tris and Tobias are in this group named the Allegent. They do get out of the city but with one casualty Tori Wu. Once they are out of the city they come across a group called the Bureau. After about staying at the bureau for about three or four months there is a heist by Nita, Reggie (a not so main character), Tobias and others. This so closely kills Tris, and Tris’ love for Tobias but they don’t break up. Now they are planning to go back into the city to try to stop a plan the Bureau, (I won’t tell!) What I like about this book is the action and the way the author puts the series together. ~Levi
Timmy Failure is a good book. It’s good because it has some good humor in it. The main characters name is Timmy Failure. He has a pet polar bear named Total. The polar bear came to Timmy's house because he wanted to eat his cat’s food. Also I like it because it is very creative like all the random names, Segway his moms scooter, Total and Timmys last name failure. Timmy last name makes him sound like a failure but he’s not. The funniest part is when he names his job total failure. ~Jackson
I just read that book, I loved it, I should have written about that book.
What I read over spring break was How to Paint the Wind This book so far is about this girl named Maya who lives in California with her grandmother because her parents died and then she has to move to Wyoming. Maya has to survive a whole new lifestyle and she loves horses. The book is split up into sections and into different perspectives from Maya to Artemis. My favorite thing about it is it connects Maya to her mother.
What I read over spring break was How to Paint the Wind This book so far is about this girl named Maya who lived in California with her grandmother because her parents died and then her grandmother past so, she has to move to Wyoming. Maya has to survive a whole new lifestyle and she loves horses. The book is split up into sections and into different perspectives from Maya to Artemis. My favorite thing about it is it connects Maya to her mother.
The latest book I read was Percy Jackson the Sea of Monsters.In the beginning Percy and his friend, Tyson, were playing dodgeball against some giants in their school.They defeated the giants when Percy’s other friend, Annabeth, took Percy and Tyson on a magical bus to go to Camp Half Blood.At Camp Half Blood Percy’s enemy, Clarisse, was fighting some mechanical bulls until Percy defeated the bulls.Later Percy discovered that the tree that protected Camp Half Blood was dieing and Tyson was a cyclopes.At dinner the camp counselor, Dionysus, said that there was a new activities director named Tantalus.He also announced that Percy and Annabeth brought in a cyclopes when a trident appeared over Tyson’s head which meant that Tyson was Percy’s brother.Then at night Percy had a dream about his other friend, Grover (by the way he’s a satyr), who said that he was trapped on a cyclopes’ island and he’s gonna marry the cyclopes because he was being forced to marry him and the cyclopes thinks Grover’s a lady cyclopes.When he told Annabeth and Tyson about his dream Annabeth knew they could get the golden fleece there and save Camp Half Blood so they decided to get a quest from Dionysus.When they told Dionysus he said said yes and gave the quest to Clarisse.At night time Percy was sitting close to the ocean when a jogger saw Percy.Later Percy realized that the guy was Hermes.Hermes told Percy to tell his son Luke (who is Percys other enemy) that he shouldn’t be mad at him and that Percy should go on the quest for the fleece.Then he gave Percy three duffel bags and a magical can full of wind when Annabeth and Tyson came over.Percy told them what happened and they decided to go.They saw a boat in the distance and decided to go over there on a magical creature that was good.When they got there they saw Luke on the ship. Percy told Luke what Hermes said but it just got him angrier that Hermes didn’t tell him that in person.Then they escaped the boat and went on a rowboat.They used the can full of winds to go faster.They arrived to a secret island that Annabeth,and Luke hided on (when they were still friends).Percy told Tyson to go find some snacks and Tyson found a doughnut shop on the island which worried Annabeth.Then a Hydra appeared on the island so they defeated it.Then Clarisse found them and she let them on the boat she was on.When they got to the entrance of the sea of monsters the heater was broken and the staff couldn’t fix it so Tyson decided to fix it (because he knows mechanics and Cyclopes are fireproof).The ship got wrecked and Percy and Annabeth got onto a lifeboat and they both thought Tyson was dead.Then they found a spa hotel on an island.In the spa hotel some lady took Percy and Annabeth upstairs and said they needed makeovers.She made Annabeth go with another lady and turned Percy into a guinea pig.When Annabeth came back she found out Percy was a guinea pig she turned him back to normal.They went outside and found a boat that was big and they started it.Later they found the cyclopes island.
part 2 of my summaryOn the island Percy and Annabeth saw a lifeboat which meant someone else was there.In the cyclops lair Clarisse was dangling over a pit of fire.Then Clarisse made the cyclopes realize that Grover was a satyr and the cyclopes decided that he would eat Grover and that he would marry Clarisse.Then Percy saved Clarisse and Grover while Annabeth distracted the cyclopes.Then Grover, Percy, and Clarisse made the cyclopes fall down but then the cyclopes tricked Percy and the cyclopes got up again.Then a giant rock got thrown into the cyclopes mouth and the rock was thrown by Tyson who Percy thought was dead.After that Grover grabbed the golden fleece.Then they all tried to get on the boat but clarisse teased the cyclopes which got him to throw a big rock at the boat and the boat sunk.Then the magical creature that was good came to rescue them.When they got to land Tyson gave Clarisse some money so she could get a plane flight back to Camp Half Blood.Then Luke found Percy, Annabeth, Tyson, and Grover.Then Luke found out Clarisse had the golden fleece.Then Percy noticed a rainbow behind Luke and Percy threw a Drachma at Luke.Luke dodged the Drachma and Percy got an Iris message.Then Percy asked Luke some questions in front of the Iris message to Camp Half Blood which made everyone realize that Luke was a bad man.After that Luke and Percy had a battle.Luke won the battle but then some centaurs led by Chiron (the old activities director) came and started attacking Luke.Back at Camp Half Blood Clarisse put the fleece on the tree.Then Tyson said that he was going to Poseidon's temple for an internship.Then when Percy went to bed Grover came in and got Percy to go outside.Outside Percy discovered that the fleece was too magical and it made Thalia (the girl who turned into a tree to protect Camp Half Blood after she died) turn alive. I liked the last part of the book because it makes a twist to the story.
The book that I read over spring break was Whatever After : If The Shoe Fits . It is about a girl and his sister, that get sucked into Disney stories (Snow White, Cinderella, ect.). They end up ruining the story, and they have to fix it. The books are funny and awesome! The girl’s name is Abby, and the boy’s name is Jonah. It is a series of five books so far!!! I would consiter readidng them if I were you! Happy reading!
This spring break, I read three times lucky.This book is about a girl named Mo. She helps out at her “Parents” Cafe, and when something oddly happened, Mo and her best friend Dale are twisted up in murders,kidnaps,and a hurricaneWhen a detective shows up, Mr.Jesse is murdered. A grumpy, mean character who comes every day.When he is murdered, Mo and Dale see strangers.Soon after.The colonel,(Mo’s fake dad) And Mrs Lana (Mo’s fake mom) are kidnapped right before a hurricane! Only Mo and Dale can figure out where they are!.On the way,Mo’s bottles to her upstream mother float back,and Dale sees a ghost in a old manor! They find them,find the criminals behind it,and find a happy ending
InsurgentArabella Recently, I have started reading Insurgent. I am loving it so far, even though I’m not that far into it. So far: Tris, Tobias, Caleb and a few other survivors have entered the Amity base for protection from the uprising. After a meeting for all the survivors, they find themselves having to follow the rules of Amity such as: No weapons, wear the clothes we provide for you and don’t act unkind. Tris chops off most of her hair and follows Marcus and the Amity leader as they have a conversation about something that Tris just can’t decipher, yet.
In the fiction book, “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Muñoz Ryan, it explains the life of a Hispanic girl (Esperanza) and her family. In the book, Esperanza a very rich, young girl, father dies, Tio Luis, a very rude man who is Esperanza’s Uncle, threatens to burn Esperanza and her mother’s house down, unless Esperanza’s Mother marries him (Tio Luis). So they move to the United States of America to work. They had to do lots of hard work. People were calling Esperanza, “Cinderella” and not the the magical princess, the peasant. -Coleman Thacker
Blog Responses;The Throne Of Fire I read The Throne of Fire and it is pretty good so far. I haven't read the whole thing but I have read a good portion of it to know what it is about. Also, this is the second book in the series so it might sound a little off when I do summarize it. This book is fiction and also action and adventure so I am happy to summarize it for you!!First, Carter and Sadie (the main characters) introduce themselves. They had stated that they were on a mission to defeat Apophis, the giant snake that was going to swallow the sun and doom us all, but they said that they would start off a little earlier, when they said they had set Brooklyn, NY, on fire…Second, they said they were in a museum and trying to get a very important Egyptian artifact for certain uses but they had some trainees names Jaz and Walt to help them. They found The Scroll Of Fire, and tried to leave when a whole bunch of white demon ghosts came and tried to kill them. Jaz tried to fight them off but collapsed so they carried Jaz home along with Walt, Carter and Sadie. That is mostly all I have read so far, but am still reading it now so I know what their mission is but not all of the details. In conclusion, this book is very adventurous and action filled so I look forward to finishing it!!
A Connecticut yankee in king arthur's court There is a man who gets knocked out and wakes up in the time of king arthur and he go’s around and helps people and makes soap and ovens and a lot of stuff like that. He go’s around the land and helps a girl slay 10 ogres and save ten princesses who are actually pigs.
This spring break I read The Underneath. It is about cats and a dog who live under a porch. They are hiding from Gar Face, the owner. Also there are mythical animals. It is a really good book. In the end, they are happy. This is one of the best books I have ever read.